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08 Jun 07

Child Prostitution Decreasing in Bulgaria

Child prostitution cases in Bulgaria went down by 40 per cent over the last two years, government officials announced on Friday.
07 Jun 07

Bulgaria Must Maintain Economic Growth, IMF Official Says

Sofia _ Bulgaria must continue to pursue a sensible fiscal policy and maintain its macroeconomic stability, a senior International Monetary Fund official said Thursday.
06 Jun 07

Floods, Heavy Rains Damage Property in Southern Bulgaria

Sofia_ Torrential rains over Bulgaria in the last 24 hours have caused flooding and damage to property and roads in the southern part of the country.
31 May 07

Bulgaria's Former Treasury Chief Alleges Corruption

Sofia_A former Bulgarian state treasurer on Thursday accused a deputy chief prosecutor of corruption in the latest blow to public confidence in the country's state administration, police and courts.
28 May 07

Bulgarian Government Reshuffle Expected

Sofia_Politicians and media were speculating Monday about an imminent government reshuffle following a corruption scandal implicating a minister and bad results for the ruling socialists in the country's first vote for seats in the European parliament.

22 May 07

Bulgaria: Opposition Leaders Resign Over Election Defeat

Sofia - Petar Stoyanov, leader of the Union of Democratic Forces, SDS, stepped down on Tuesday, following the resignation of the leadership of the Democrats for a Strong Bulgaria, DSB, party on Monday after poor results in Bulgaria's first European parliament elections.

21 May 07

Bulgaria: GERB Narrowly Wins Ballot for EU Assembly

Sofia_ The newly-founded party Citizens for the European Development of Bulgaria, GERB, emerged as the surprise winner in Bulgaria’s first election for the European parliament, following a close race on Sunday, according to preliminary results provided by Central Elections Committee on Monday.
16 May 07

Bulgaria: Anger at Communist Secret Service Anniversary

Sofia _ A Bulgarian opposition leader Wednesday condemned the country’s president Georgi Purvanov for planning a formal celebration commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Durzhavna Sigurnost, the notorious communist secret service.

15 May 07

Bulgarian Football Boss Murder Fuels Corruption Worries

Sofia - Alexander Tasev, owner of one of the biggest football clubs in Bulgaria, was shot dead on Monday. The murder increased public concerns over corruption in the country, currently shaken by a major corruption scandal.


19 Jan 18

EU Green Leader Condemns Threat to Bulgarian National Park

The European Greens co-president Ska Keller tells BIRN of her grave concerns for the future of the UNESCO-protected Pirin National Park, after Bulgaria's government approved plans to expand the ski resort there.

17 Jan 18

How Rich Are the Balkans’ Top Politicians?

26 Dec 17

Balkans in 2017: Two Cheers for the Economy


16 Jan 18

UK Holiday Bargain-Hunters Urged to Try Bulgaria

Survey pronounces Bulgarian Black Sea resort the best-value vacation destination in Europe.

15 Jan 18

Bulgaria’s Move to Join the Euro Welcomed

19 Oct 17

EU Mulls Lower Roaming Charges for Balkans

Culture and Lifestyle

01 Jan 18

Gallery: New Year’s Eve, the Balkan Way

New Year’s Eve was celebrated in true Balkan style across the region, with cities from Zagreb to Tirana putting on extravagant firework displays and open-air events, which saw regional and international stars performing to the swathes of jubilant crowds that came out to mark the beginning of 2018.

27 Dec 17

Balkan Cities to Party Their Way Into 2018